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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

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Suitable for sensitive skin
Intensely moisturising


Can be sticky and greasy


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dazzaSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 26 reviews



Of all the hand creams I have tried over the years this one has to be the worse. I don’t have an issue with silcone based products which gives this product its concentrated consistency BUT the downside is it didn’t hydrate my hands at all but rather coated them in what felt like a protective barrier. It didn’t help with my dry cuticles either which made them feel drier in the morning. By far the best hand creams I’ve tried is Aveda and Kiehl’s.

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Smells distinctly of foot odor/toe jam


As for the soft, smooth hands they claim you'll have, they're right. Unfortunately this hand cream absolutely wreaks of feet! I cannot get over spending £4.20 to make my hands smell of stinky feet.

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Bee C
Bee CPerth, WA
  • 25 reviews

A bit greasy but effective


This to me,is more like a balm than a hand cream. If you use too much, hands end up very greasy and it takes a long time to absorb. If you use a small amount though, it is quite good. I would only use this as an overnight hand treatment. This has a strange medicinal scent to it which I'm not that keen on but it's tolerable. You can use this as a lip balm for chapped lips! Overall I think this product is overhyped. I have used better hand creams.
Very moisturising, inexpensive, easy to find
Odd scent, too greasy for daytime use

I think it works wonders! I had seriously chapped, dry, sun burnt lips and the hand cream completly cured them in 2 days!normaly it takes weeks!

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  • 26 reviews
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I know other people on here have waxed lyrical about this product but for me, I'd rather pay more for a nicer smelling cream from the Body Shop or elsewhere. Everytime I apply this cream, I immediately want to wash it off (which isn't easy after you've doused your hands with the stuff) and regret it straight away. It's got a very distinct odour and it is thick and difficult to smooth onto your hands. It is a shame as Neutrogena products are normally great and economical to boot - but I would splash out on another brand for hand cream.
Cheap and small for your handbag

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  • 8 reviews

functional but not pretty


This is a great moisturizer for extremely dry skin. It does the job well but I don't really like the texture - it's a bit thick and doesn't seem to sink in as quickly as some more water based moisturisers. It kind of feels like Vaseline a bit.

I like the small tube and it's cost affective - but I've stopped using it simply because it sometimes feels a bit greasy
moisturising, size is good
a bit greasy feeling

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SadaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 738 reviews



It is a good hand cream which is slightly more expensive. It is thicker than some others, so a little bit will be enough for rough hands. You may want to try it once and see if you like it. I found it overall a bit disappointing, or maybe I was expecting too much.
I tried this hand cream because I had heard a lot of hype about it being so effective and I found it okay. Not a bad product, I used the unscented version and a small amount is enough for dry hands. I did feel that my hands were a bit smoother after use, but other products have done the same.
Not sure what all the hype about this product was. It was just average for me, maybe I should buy another container and try it again.

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  • 4 reviews



I gave this hand cream a try as i came across it in teh supermarket and it seemed reasonably priced and i liked the size of the tube which fits nicely in my handbag. Unfortunately i found this hand cream to be too heavy and greasy for my hands. I stopped using it after a couple of weeks as although i saw signs of improvement, i disliked how the cream would settle into the dry cracks of my hands which made it difficult to rub in.
Great for dry skin. Works well if you have skin conditions like psoriasis or ezcema.
Too greasy for me. Leaves a white coating which takes a while to rub in.

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Questions & Answers


Is the hand cream suitable for the face?

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Howdy - I bought some netragenia cream and used it and can't find it / when or if I find it has it got a use by date printed somewhere on the tube?

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Michelle P
Michelle P

Howdy - ok thanks - cheers


Hi Brian, I agree with Michelle. Also, hand creams of this size don't usually have a use by date as they are used fairly quickly anyway. Dee

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream delivers effective relief for dry, chapped hands. It is so concentrated that only a small amount instantly leaves even dry, cracked hands noticeably softer and smoother after just one application. Used daily, it moisturises dry, chapped skin. Used overnight, it heals dry skin.


  • Relieves dry, rough skin
  • 24 hours of moisturisation
  • Glycerin-rich
  • Fragrance-free
  • Over 200 applications in 56g

What reviewers thought

This product is economical as a little goes a long way and relieves symptoms of dry hands. It is suitable for those with sensitive skin and eczema and is fragrance-free. It can be slightly greasy or sticky upon application.

Price (RRP) $7.49
Skin TypeDry
Day/Night UsageDay and Night
Release dateDec 2006
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  • GTIN14: 00070501013007
  • GTIN12: 070501013007

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